This is a good first butterfly purchase, though not necessarily for a beginning hobbyist. If acclimated properly, Longnose Butterflyfish are a hardy addition to any fish-only system. It does best if kept in a 125 gallon or larger tank with peaceful tankmates. Use caution if housing this species in a reef aquarium, it may nip at corals and sessile invertebrates.
It should be fed a varied diet of meaty foods mysis shrimp, crustacean meat, and frozen preparations.